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  • Trauma-trained personnel aided news crew survival

    Air Force trauma training supported at Brooks City-Base, along with aeromedical evacuation equipment developed at Brooks City-Base, contributed to the treatment and survival of an ABC news crew that was severely wounded in Iraq Jan. 29. Bob Woodruff, co-anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight, and Emmy Award-winning cameraman Doug Vogt, were in serious
  • Hanscom officer immersed in language program

    Senior government officials recently emphasized the importance of military servicemembers having a working knowledge of a foreign language. Lt. Col. Bob Pagoni is doing his part to become proficient in a foreign language for the Air Force. He recently spent 31 days living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The colonel, an A-10 Thunderbolt pilot now
  • AFMC goal days suspended

    Air Force Materiel Command goal days have been suspended on all AFMC bases until the command is able to ensure that the goal day program is in compliance with Department of Defense and Air Force guidance. This includes the Feb. 17, 2006 goal day. During an Air Force-wide review of civilian personnel policies the Office of Personnel Management and
  • Airmen train to fill security forces void

    With the 72nd Security Forces Squadron tasked to provide up to 65 Airmen for an indefinite six-month security rotation to Camp Bucca, Iraq, concerns over manpower are at an all-time high. To help with the shortage, Tinker Air Force Base has devised a plan to take Airmen from other career fields and train them to fill security forces roles. Lt. Col.
  • Fighting for fitness

    As with any good exercise program, Staff Sgt. Matthew Kline and Lt. Col. Gerald Kolaski spent several minutes recently stretching and warming up before lacing up their gloves and strapping protective padding to their feet. The Tinker Air Force Base duo then began kicking and punching each other about the head and body until they both worked up a
  • ESC awards $79.5 million DEAMS System Integrator task order

    The Electronic Systems Center's Development and Fielding Systems Group here awarded a $79.5 million task order for System Integration support to configure, deploy, and conduct training for the Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System program to Accenture LLP, Reston, Va. This decision follows a recent ESC award for the DEAMS commercial
  • "Medic warriors" put the star in C-STARS

    There was no luck involved in the professional and expeditious medical treatment provided to critically-injured military personnel as well as that given to ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt. Instead, the care was a result of the training their Critical Care Air Transport Team of doctors and nurses were given at one of three
  • Taking care of business

    When tasks are mounting and time is ticking, many people feel like they're in over their heads. However, with a little planning and organization, people can get more done in the day without losing their minds. Short suspenses, miles of e-mail traffic and clocks that never slow down can present road blocks on the daily path to getting the mission
  • Engineer to tour with Tops in Blue

    When 2nd Lt. Mary Ledet graduated in May 2004 from Notre Dame with her degree in electrical engineering and a brand new commission in the Air Force, she didn't expect to find herself performing with a world-famous entertainment group. Lieutenant Ledet was enjoying her work as a beam control/fire control engineer in the Airborne Laser program when
  • Directed Energy scientist's career honored

    One of the Air Force's most senior scientists, Dr. Robert Q. Fugate, was presented the Air Force's Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award at a ceremony here today, marking his retirement after 35 years of federal service. Dr. Fugate, the technical director at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Starfire Optical Range, received the award in
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